Sao Bras de Alportel, in the eastern Algarve nestles inland. The town with all the charm and character could easily be missed if you just stick to visiting coastal towns. The first thing you notice is how cooler than other places, due to its position which is perched high giving sea views to the coast. Once a roman settlement, with the old part of the town still retaining many narrow streets. Sao Bras de Alportel is a town for all ages, and you can easy spend the whole day for what it has to offer. When you approach the town you come across a Lidl store. With modern buildings surrounding it, but go across the roundabout and all is revealed.
When you come into the old part of town just off the side street, there are lavish merchants houses with their hand painted tiled frontages with fancy cast iron Juliet balconies and statues sitting on parapet walls. The unusual twin tower church, with 2 clocks one on each bell tower. The town has many tiny backstreets that are well worth venturing down, with many fascinating finds. There is a cultural information office, with much information on the town and history.
Main centre square
Rare twin clock tower chapel
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